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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wine Wednesday - Sparkling Christmas Punch

I have not tried this punch yet, but it sounds really good! I wanted to post a Wine Wednesday recipe that would be good for a Holiday party. I think this will be great! Let me know if you try it!

Sparkling Christmas Punch
2-3 cinnamon sticks, crushed
1 tsp. ground allspice
3 qt. apple cider
3 qt. cranberry juice
Juice of 3 oranges
1/3 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
3 (1 liter) bottles club soda or ginger ale
6 c. champagne or vodka, chilled

In non-aluminum 8-quart saucepan, combine cider, juices and brown sugar. Heat to simmering over medium low heat. Add spices and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate overnight. Remove spices, if necessary, before serving.
Pour into bowl. Add soda or ginger ale and liquor immediately before serving. Garnish with apple slices. Serves 40 (1 cup) servings.

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